Preliminary Investigation: Suspect's Sister May Have Wanted Him To Move Out

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Two women were shot — one fatally — Tuesday morning in the Farragut section of Brooklyn.

The incident happened near East 25th Street and Clarendon Road shortly before 10 a.m.  That’s when police said a 70-year-old man and his 63-year-old sister had a violent argument.

The suspect, identified as William Thurmond, shot his sister — Carol Lovell — in the chest, killing her, police said.

Authorities also said Thurmond shot Lovell’s 37-year-old daughter, who suffered a graze wound to the head and remains in stable condition.

Hazel Foster told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria she used to talk to Thurmond all the time.

“He talked about block association, plants and general things. You know, I don’t get into their family affairs,” she said.

Thurmond and Lovell lived in their home on East 25th Street for decades, but the preliminary investigation revealed the argument may have started because she wanted him to move out, D’Auria reported.

A firearm was recovered from the scene.

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